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« on: August 07, 2014, 10:48:10 PM »
Malwarebytes Premium subscribers will be pleased to learn that in addition to the anti-malware product, Version 3.0 of Malwarebytes also includes Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit and Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware.  With that combination, new subscription purchases for Malwarebytes Premium will be $39.99 per computer per year, a savings of $9.91 and about 33% less than the average traditional antivirus license.

Due to the layered defense built into Malwarebytes 3.0, Malwarebytes (MBAM) Premium subscribers have the option of keeping their traditional anti-virus software program or they can uninstall it and just run MBAM.  MBAM 3.0 is compatible with all major antivirus software, including Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware users with a perpetual subscription are grandfathered and users of the free versions need not worry, all three programs remain available as free stand-alone versions.

A Few of the Changes and Improvements:

  • Although the new version retains the protective capabilities of  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v.2.x along with the efficacy of the web  modules, Version 3.0 is a complete rewrite and re-architecting of the  earlier Malwarebytes Anti-Malware v.2.x.
  • You'll notice a major improvement in scan time.  A threat scan on my  Windows 10 Pro, Version 1607 with MBAM v2.x took 32 minutes, 45 seconds  to scan 358,337 objects. On Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Build 14971,  it only took 21 minutes, 22 seconds to scan 434,652 objects.  That was  ten minutes less for almost 100,000 more objects with MBAM v3.0!
  • Updates should be applied automatically according to the setting  located on the Settings > Protection tab and should only alert you if  there is an issue.
  • The Scan Schedule can be a changed or additional scans scheduled from Scan Schedule.
  • The Reports section includes all Scan Reports and any Real-time  Detection /  Block events. IP blocks will be in the Reports area  entitled ‘Website Blocked’ report  Malware files blocked will be in the  Reports area entitled 'Malware  Blocked'.  The Protection Logs, which  merely provided a list of the application and event actions for the day  have been removed.  Thus, only Scan and Block reports are included in  the Reports section.

System Requirements:  Malwarebytes Version 3.0 is  supported on all versions from Windows XP to the latest Windows 10.   Note, however, that the  Anti-Ransomware technology is only enabled on  Windows 7 or higher.

Update:

Malwarebytes 3.0 can be installed over the top of your exist  Malwarebytes programs.  If you do not want to wait for the upgrade to be  offered, you can download and run the installer from https://www.malwarebytes.com/ (direct download link here)   Malwarebytes 3.0  will automatically remove the old Anti-Malware,  Anti-Exploit and  Anti-Ransomware and upgrade them all to Malwarebytes  3.0. 

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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 06:25:55 PM »
Malwarebytes v3.1.2.1733 has been released.  Information about the changes and fixes at Malwarebytes 3.1 Now Available.


Note:  Information regarding Malwarebytes Version 3 Beta releases can be found here.




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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 01:09:18 PM »
 ??? Oddly, my Malwarebytes is still not picking up V3.1 as available even though it has come out of beta.
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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 02:21:54 PM »
I'm still not understanding the philosophy used by the folks at Malwarebytes when it comes to upgrades.

V3.1 is out of beta and has been released for consumer consumption (release history says May 10th).  If you visit the site's main page and click to download the program, you are offered V3.1.2.1733. Great!

But...

My installation is still sitting at 3.0.6 and it reports it is "Up to date". :( Automatically check for updates is set to "On" with checks done every hour. When I manually tell it to check for updates either from the system tray applet or from the "Dashboard", it reports I am current.

If I go to the Settings > Application tab and click on "Install Application Updates", it reports "No updates are available".

I certainly understand not wanting to swamp servers by pushing out updates to everyone all at once but (1) it has been 8 days! And (2) when I manually tell MB3.0 to check for updates (especially when over a week has passed) I feel I should be offered V3.1.

I have to say I am really, I mean REALLY pleased the bugs in this new MB3.x version have been ironed out especially after the initial roll out fiasco and subsequent problems trying to fix those initial problems. V3.0.6 has been working flawlessly for me for several weeks now - except for these updates.

I should not have to manually go out to Malwarebytes and manually download the updated 3.1 version, nor should I be told my program is current when clearly it is not. :(


 
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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 06:05:18 PM »
This was the release statement

Greetings!

I'm happy to announce that Malwarebytes v.3.1 is now available.  You can download this new version -- v. 3.1.2.1733 -- from our main website or from this link.

You can install this new version directly over any earlier Malwarebytes version you might be running


So I take it from that it has not gone to the update servers yet. They probably want to be sure its stable enough.
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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 06:23:36 PM »
Actually, I have been having a very informative discussion with Devin Collins from the Malwarebytes staff about this problem. It seems there is a problem with the installer so they are aggressively metering distribution. See Why can't MBAM 3.0.6 update to version 3.1.2.
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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 09:13:47 AM »
Back in trouble again. Program has stopped working after last definition update. Complaints pouring in.
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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 12:03:11 PM »
More about the Database update causing protection and scans to fail issue.  Looks like it will be fixed soon.


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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 12:05:27 PM »
My problem with the new Malwarebytes 3.1.2 is it keeps wanting to make a network connection, and this is when I am offline. This obviously is a problem. I never had problems with versions 2. :o ???

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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 12:46:10 PM »
All fixed now. Just do a database update
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Re: Malwarebytes
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 03:00:35 PM »
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I never had problems with versions 2.
Of course, happy people don't normally complain or start new threads to say everything is working fine. So we don't really have a good idea how many users were affected by these latest problems of disabled protection.

But, since very restrictive metering was/is still in effect for the V3.1.2 update, brand new users and Malwarebytes forum regulars primarily got the update. That can't be a whole lot of people. With the number of complaints pouring in and with just a small number of V3.1.2 users compared to all Malwarebytes users, this suggests a disturbingly high failure rate - which once again suggests inadequate testing prior to release. :( And that's not good as inadequate testing before rushing MB3.0 out the door before the holidays is when these recurring issues all started.

Going back to my rant yesterday about automatic updates not offering me the V3.1.2 update 8 days after it became available, I take it all back. I am glad I didn't get the update. That said, on my test system where I did manually install V3.2.1, I didn't notice any protection features disabled. And the latest fix is applied now, so hopefully never will.

I am going to assume this has just been a rash of bad luck and unfortunate coincidences - and not a sign of a floundering ship taking on water, with no one at the helm.
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